At Genocide Memorial and Campaign against Genocide Museum, the two visiting contingents were given a guided tour to learn more about the Genocide against Tutsi and how it was stopped by Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) now Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).
For the Ugandan contingent led by Colonel Nelson Ahabwe, the Deputy Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation his visit has been a deeply moving experience.
The Genocide in Rwanda, Col Ahabwe said, was a grim reminder of the worst aspects of humanity.
“I salute this conscious effort and the indomitable spirit of the people of Rwanda. May the departed souls rest in peace,” Colonel Ahabwe observed in a message he left at the Memorial.
Speaking to the media, Col Dr Jean Chrysostome Kagimbana, Commandant of Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) said that exposing contingents from Tanzania and Uganda about Rwanda’s recent dark history would give them a real picture on how Rwanda has succeeded to rebuild from scratch.